Thursday, April 1, 2010

Color at the feeders 3.30.10

In this video there are Blue Indigo Buntings, Cardinal, Green Painted Buntings, Male Painted Buntings and a Gold Finch. It’s the first Gold Finch I have seen here. I hope it comes back. The Buntings will all be migrating in the next couple of weeks. Last year they were gone by April 15. I had been hoping some would stay and nest here…but they didn’t.

In this picture there are 4 greens.

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Here is a beautiful male, a green and an Indigo Bunting. Sometimes when I look out there will be only one or two greens and then the trees seem to be alive with little birds darting in and out. They especially like the Bottlebrush bushes…..I think it’s the nice thick foliage.071cs

I really like this feeder. There is a divider so there are 4 sections. I put black sunflower seeds in one quarter for the Titmice and Cardinals. The Buntings seem to prefer the white millet. It keeps the squirrels out..but I have had Blackbirds get into it. Most cant figure out that they have to fly up and under the top…but even one or two can empty it in a hurry. So I put a cage around it for awhile …until they get discouraged.

9 comments:

  1. Wow! That's a lot of color! I would have a fit if I saw those Painted Buntings at my feeder!

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  2. that bunting is a wow bird

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  3. Gorgeous colors! What a nice treat for Easter to have all these guys around. We got our first-ever American Goldfinches recently as well (just about 2 weeks ago).

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  4. Wow, what colourful birds.
    That male Painted Bunting is so beautiful.

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  5. Beautiful! Thank you for sharing your lovely feathered friends.

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  6. Such a lot of color. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. Wow! If I had those birds at my feeders I'd never get anything done! What a wonderful mix!

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  8. I have never seen one of these. What are they eating?

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  9. Abraham...I buy it at Winn-Dixie, a grocery store. I pick out the brand that has the most white millet. That's what the buntings seem to prefer.

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